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Abacela Albarino 2009

Albarino from Umpqua Valley, Oregon
  • WE 90
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Winemaker Notes

This Galician style wine exhibits aromas and flavors of crisp golden apples, citrus fruits, fleshy peach, almonds, and delicate white flowers all carries on a frame that skirts the razors edge between creamy textures and steely minerality.

Critical Acclaim

WE 90
Wine Enthusiast

Estate-grown, this captures the racy minerality of the Spanish grape, while amping it up to New World fruit standards. So you get a fruit-powered richness, with citrus and peach, along with lively acidity and a steely core. The new vintage marks a big step forward for this variety at Abacela.

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Abacela, , Oregon
For years we, Earl and Hilda Jones, have pursued our passion for fine Spanish wine made from the Tempranillo grape. Our goal is to produce fine wine from that grape in America.

Thus, the "Abacela" idea was to find in America a similar climate to that of the finest Tempranillo growing areas in Spain. The "marginal" climate sought was hot enough to ripen the fruit but not so hot that it cooked out the essence of... View More